Buying property abroad and looking at property for sale in North Cyprus? Maybe a
villa in Kyrenia or a bungalow in Bogaz? Perhaps an apartment in Famagusta or a penthouse
in Bafra? The final choice of course, is one of personal preference and you are certainly
spoilt for choice in North Cyprus. The following very brief summary of the different
regions may be of help.
Kyrenia (Girne)This beautiful part of the island is on the north facing coast and
nestles beneath the towering mountain range known as Five Finger Mountains. Much
of the development over recent years has taken place along the stretch of coast taking
in Lapta, Alsancak, Malatya and other villages to the west of Kyrenia town and a
number of places along the coast to the east including CatalkoyEsentepe and Ozankoy.
There are a high number of Europeans, particularly British, now living along this
stretch. Bellapais, in the heights above the town, is particularly delightful but
expect to pay more for a well located property.
Guzelyurt. To the west lies the Guzelyurt region. Development here has been generally
less and the area is the heart of the North Cyprus citrus industry. The town and
surrounding area is often visited in the spring when orange blossoms float through
the air and the fragrance of the blossoms is wafted on the breeze.
Nicosia (Lefkosa) The Turkish Cypriot sector is the capital and administrative centre
of Northern Cyprus . It is also home to much of the industry and businesses of the
T.R.N.C. Most prospective property buyers seeking holiday or retirements homes tend
to favour the coastal areas, but investors in land or property may well find something
of interest here.
Famagusta (Gazimagusa). The town and seaport of Famagusta is a fascinating mixture
of ancient and modern with the old town within the historic city walls being in contrast
with the modern town and port. For those seeking buy to let property there are some
excellent opportunities. Some entire apartment blocks are sometimes on the market
at very competitive prices. Combine this with a ready made market in the form of
students from the university here and the potential becomes obvious. A very fast
growing and popular area is the coastline of Famagusta Bay which curves towards Bogaz
and Bafra. There are a number of very exciting developments along this stretch which
boasts some excellent beaches. New, off-plan and pre-owned properties here should
be on everyone’s shortlist.
Bogaz-Bafra and the Karpaz.. Many people consider this region to be the “new area
of opportunity” for buying property and land in North Cyprus. We at Busy Bees took
this into account when deciding where to open our head office. This is confirmed
by the investment taking place in the surrounding area: a multi-million investment
at Bafra, some exciting new developments in prime locations and a good choice of
new and pre-owned villas, apartments and bungalows. On the Karpaz Peninsula development
is strictly controlled to preserve the uniqueness of this area of outstanding natural
beauty. Some selective development has been approved and the new Karpaz Gate Yacht
Marina is now open. Take a look around the coastal area near to Yenierenkoy, you
may be pleasantly surprised.
Lefke Nestling below the Troodos Mountains, 74 km away from Nicosia, Lefke (Lefka)
is a small and friendly town in the north west of Cyprus. Its inhabitants will tell
you that its citrus fruits are the tastiest and the juiciest in the whole of the
island. This is because of its rich soil, plentiful water and its reservoirs. Its
Turkish character reflects the domination of the area by the Ottoman Empire for more
than three hundred years. The town also houses one of North Cyprus' universities, European
University of Lefke. This hidden gem is now growing popular with tourists and other
visitors and could well be a very wise choice for a property or land investment.